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Removing The Fluff

I love this poem. I love it because it makes me see how easy things can be. We make things more difficult by all the fluffy stuff we cover them in. Sometimes, in order to move forward, we just need to do what we know we need to do.

I like to also replace the ‘she let go’ with ‘she did it’.

 

 

She Let Go

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.  She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

by Rev. Safire Rose

She Let Go - Rev Safire Rose

 

Blessings and magic,

Donni

The Long Long Winter

Oh my… this winter is taking so long! It’s half way through April and we are still having snowstorms. You know I LOVE snow… but in April… not so much. Come on, Spring… be assertive. Tell winter that he has had his turn and now it’s yours. He’s being greedy and we are not amused. Please! Plead our case up there!

My beautiful friend, Em, is away in Australia for a few months and she has been kind enough to let me work in her studio in Harrisville, a teeny tiny little town about 20 minutes from where I live. It has been sooooo nice to work in this amazingly creative space. No wonder Em is such a powerhouse creative soul. I’m feeling like one too, now that I’m channeling her, in her space. It’s been beautiful to watch my oil work grow and I feel like I am following my calling by helping so many special souls find their path to a more natural lifestyle. Moving more into this passion that has been a part of my life for so long feels so right.

So, back to lamenting the long winter… the snow falls and then melts, falls and then melts. It’s a little game it plays. The bulbs try to emerge from the frozen ground, only to be told that it’s not time yet… go back to bed for a little longer (which is kind of reminding me of when Teddy had jet lag a few weeks ago from our trip to California and just couldn’t stay asleep until morning… luckily my essential oils helped him get over it in a day or two). It was amazing to see, though, that the moss is not having any of this snow-trickery. No, the moss won’t have it. The moss is growing anyway! I love moss so much. Moss is telling Winter – be off with you, grumpy old man! When Teddy was jumping off that very large rock you can see in the photos, I noticed that the rock was COVERED in moss… all kinds of moss! It was like a study of moss that even Elizabeth Gilbert would have been interested in and I excited took photos of it to show you. Emerald moss, starburst moss, lichen moss, furry moss and (our FAVORITE OF ALL) trumpet moss (of course, these are not their real names… these are just the names Teddy and I decided upon). Delightful, aren’t they!

It’s a lesson in not forgetting that you have control over what you perceive. You can either see bleak winter-never-ending and get SAD. Or, you can look for signs that Spring is winning. Spring always wins when she fights with winter. It may take a while but she WILL win. Eventually. In the end.

 

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Is it Spring where you are?

Is it Autumn?

Blessings and magic,

Donni

doTERRA Essential Oils

I am truly in love with these little bottles of magic. Literally translated, doTERRA means… gift of the Earth!

As a mom, doTERRA essential oils have been life-changing for me and for my family. I honestly don’t know how I would get by without these gifts in our lives. They are empowerment in a bottle!

We use them daily for a variety of reasons :: to make us feel grounded, to temper teenage turmoil, to calm us when we are anxious, to ensure we sleep peacefully, to help us focus, to boost our immune systems and keep us healthy. They are tools we turn to for everyday health challenges like the sniffles, coughs, the flu, stomach bugs, headaches, scrapes, mosquito bites, skin blemishes, wounds, indigestion… their benefits are endless.

They are our emotional support, our immune support and our medicine cabinet too… and the best part is that they are non-toxic, safe for everyone, effective and inexpensive. If you don’t already have essential oils in your home, I’d love to help you get started on your own magical oil journey. I’d love to help you get your own little oil apothecary into your home.

If you are at all curious about bringing essential oils into your home, I’d love to chat. You can contact me with any question at all.

 

Essential Oils Travelling with Kids - doTERRA On Guard, Serenity and Balance

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are pure extracts from plants. They have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and are effective in treating a wide range of health and emotional challenges. They are safe for everyone and, unlike pharmaceuticals, have little to no harmful side effects. In fact, they benefit the body in many different ways. So, using an essential oil for a specific ailment will not only help remedy that ailment, but it will support your body in other, unintentional, ways too. Essential oils are are medicinally potent, 50-70 times more powerful than herbs… one drop goes a very long way.

In a nutshell, essential oils are a safe, effective and affordable alternatives to many synthetic products and pharmaceuticals.

 

How to buy doTERRA essential Oils

Why doTERRA Essential Oils?

1. doTERRA oils are the purest and most medicinally potent oils on the planet. There are no fillers, synthetics, fragrances, perfumes or pesticides … just 100% pure Essential Oil. Watch out for other oil companies who label their oils are 100% pure : a company is allowed to say that its oil is 100% pure if it contains at least 5% pure oil in the bottle. With doTERRA, you know that a bottle of Lavender oil contains 100% pure Lavender Oil, always.

2. No pesticides or other synthetic chemicals are used on doTERRA plants, EVER!

3. doTERRA harvests plants that grow where they are indigenous. This is super important because plants that grow in their natural habitat have evolved for hundreds of thousand years to flourish naturally in that very environment. These plants are far superior in medicinal potency to the same plant grown on a farm. Watch out for this as most other essential oil companies farm their plants in unnatural environment and therefore need to use pesticides and also produce inferior medicinal oils.

4. CoImpact Sourcing :: two-thirds of doTERRA oils are sources from developing countries where the local communities need the industry the most. doTERRA searches for places where the oils grow indigenous AND where the commerce and economy from growing these oils will make a hugely positive impact of the local communities. Instead of going in and taking over, DoTerra partners with these local communities, allowing them to grow and better their life without taking everything away from them. DoTerra makes sure that the growers get fair and on-time payments and also offer profit-sharing programs to the people they work with. DoTerra helps to teach their partners to create cooperatives and preserve the plants for the future generations.

Here’s a little video on doTERRA’s beautiful co-impact sourcing of Frankincense in Somalia.

 

Essential Oils Co-impact Sourcing - doTERRA Frankincense

 

Where do I buy doTERRA Essential Oils?

Through me! I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and it is my job to be your oil fairy and help you at every step of your oil journey. I have so many amazing things to teach you about each specific bottle of magic. Once we connect, we’ll discuss your family’s health priorities and I’ll guide you through your oil options. My passion is sharing the empowerment I have found with my oil apothecary at my fingertips and I love nothing more than passing this empowerment on to a beautiful family like yours.

Please get in touch so that we can start our magical collaboration towards bringing these natural gifts from the earth into your home.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

How to buy doTERRA essential Oils

The BEST Essential Oils for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is lots of fun. They learn so much from seeing new sights, meeting new people and experiencing new things. The family memories we make while away from home are priceless too. We are all together and bond in a new and meaningful way. My family has just come home from a trip to California that was so much fun. Our family unit feels closer for having spent weeks together, just hanging out with one another and having time to enjoy each other’s company, away from our busy schedules that often get in the way.

Notwithstanding all the beautiful things we get from traveling with our kids, being out of our routines and rhythms can be challenging. Bedtimes get stretched, sleep may be disrupted, mealtimes become more flexible and our daily habits adjust and shift. This can be unsettling for us and our children. And what about a plane journey or a long trip in the car!! How will our children ever get through sitting still for hours on end? And the germs! In fact, these worries might very well be preventing us from traveling at all!  These worries might be preventing us from the happy experiences that will far out way the challenges keeping us from them. Finding natural solutions to help settle us into the joys of traveling is key to a happy and successful traveling-with-kids experience.

If you don’t already use essential oils to help you while traveling with your kids, I’m here to let you know that these little bottles of magic will change things forever! They will help you and your kids in so many positive ways. They ease the transitions, settle the emotions, help with sleep, keep germs at bay and help make things feel a little more like home. I would never set off on a trip without them!

 

Essential Oils Traveling with Kids - doTERRA On Guard, Serenity and Balance

 

This is how I use them ::

Disclaimer (I have to say this) : It is important to follow doTERRA’s safety guides when using their oils.

On Guard Oil – this is doTERRA’s protective and immune boosting blend.

I never leave home without this oil. I roll it on our feet (fun fact :: oils absorb best from the soles of the feet as they have the largest pores), I diffuse it in our hotel room and I even spray it on airplane seats and trays to neutralize lingering germs. It keeps our bodies healthy and boosts our immune systems so that if we do come into contact with nasty little organisms, our own bodies are strong enough to overcome them easily. It’s hard to have a good time away from home if we, or our little ones, have the sniffles or are sick and On Guard helps us stay fit and healthy.

Another fun fact : On Guard contains Clove Oil. Clove Oil is super high in antioxidants. On the ORAC scale that measures antioxidant capacity, blueberries have a measurement of 9 000 units. Clove has a measurement of 300 000 units! Clove is 30 times more antioxidant rich than blueberries.

 

Essential Oils Traveling with Kids - doTERRA On Guard

 

Lavender Oil

Lavender reduce anxiety and emotional stress and promotes a feeling of calm for all of us. Boy… do we use a lot of lavender when we are on the road. It definitely helps to even out our emotions and ward off those out-of-our-comfort-zone eruptions.

When I can tell that the kids are getting anxious and feeling are starting to get a little out of control, I rub some Lavender onto their necks and their feet. It calms them within minutes. But it’s not only for the kids… I use it too when I feel the discomfort of anxiety creeping in.

We diffuse Lavender in our room at night and it definitely helps us all get a good night’s sleep, even though we do miss sleeping in our own beds.

Lavender is great to have around for little mishaps too… it soothes cuts and scrapes, sunburn, a rash and even helps to take the hurt out of a bee sting.

 

Serenity and Balance Oil – doTERRA’s restful and grounding blends

I never leave these two oils behind either… they are lifesavers when traveling with children. I put Balance on our feet in the mornings to keep us grounded and calm even though our routines are all over the place. Serenity goes in the diffusers at night to help us get over jet lag fast and keep us having restful sleep throughout our trip.

 

Essential Oils Traveling with Kids - doTERRA Serenity

 

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil

Melaleuca is a handy little oil that I keep in my purse. When the airplane is about to take off, I rub a little (diluted with carrier oil) around our ears and onto our earlobes and it helps our ears adjust to the cabin air pressure changes. A few times on flights, a nearby baby has had painful ear pressure challenges and a little shared Melaleuca has never failed to help ease the discomfort.

It also has strong antimicrobial properties and we dab a little Melaleuca onto any skin wounds to help keep infections at bay.

 

DigestZen – doTERRA’s digestive blend.

This oil is for sore tummies, indigestion, bloating and any other digestive issue we so frequently get while traveling. The food we eat while on the road is often different from the food our bodies are used to and so digestive challenges always arise. Rubbing a little DigestZen onto our tummies when they are feeling sore or bloated or drinking a drop with a glass of water really helps us while on the go.

One of my children suffers from carsickness and DigestZen has been a lifesaver for him! No more nausea and ‘oopsing’ in the car.

 

Essential Oils Traveling with Kids - doTERRA DigestZen

 

Breathe – doTERRA’s respiratory blend

I take this oil on trips in case of seasonal threats and breathing difficulties. It is a blend of all the oils that work with the sinuses and respiratory system to open up airways and reduce congestion. If we are feeling a little stuffy, I diffuse Breathe in our rooms at night. It’s also a good oil to have on the plane as the air conditioned atmosphere can make our noses and throats feel dry and uncomfortable… rubbing a little breath under our noses always helps.

 

Essential Oils Traveling with Kids - doTERRA Breathe

 

Frankincense

Because you can never leave Frankincense out of anything, ever! It’s the King Of Oils and should go wherever we go. We rub a drop of Frankincense onto our feet daily for general well being, rejuvenation and cell repair. I add a drop to my skincare products morning and night for skin health and hydration. Frankincense also has powerful antimicrobial properties and can be used to disinfect skin wounds and aids in speedy healing.

 

It’s so empowering to have these little bottles of magic to help while we are on the road. They benefit us in so many ways. Traveling with kids is super rewarding but can be stressful too… why not employ these natural tools to help make our trips and vacations as wonderful as possible.

As you can tell, I’m passionate about the benefits of essential oils and would love to help you get started on your oil journey. If you are ready to give them a try get in touch and we can discuss your options :: email me at donni@theMagicOnions.com

You can also visit my Essential Oils Page for more info on how we use essential oils in our home.

The Best Essential Oils for Traveling With Kids - doTERRA

Here’s to happy, safe and sweet-smelling travels.

Blessings and magic,

Donni